posted on Jul, 21 2015 @ 05:26 AM
When I was in school I was taught the dinosaurs were killed by volcanos. I think I answered meteor and received partial credit. Every few years our
history books push back the advent of human civilization a few thousand years it seems. Ancient wonders once credited to one culture become identified
as originating elsewhere and older, like for instance pyramids throughout earth. No, I'm not on an Ancient Alien kick.
It seems earth has been recycled more than once and with it many times its history. Mars looks like it had some problems itself some time ago. I
wonder what it would have been like before whatever caused that massive gash on it. Is that why it doesn't have a proper atmosphere now? Could it have
sustained life at one point? Is it conceivable in the way way back humans had lived on Mars? Our existence on earth has been brief in the grand scale
of things, who's to say we "haven't been here before".
My point is ultimately I agree with you, from a different perspective I guess. There is plenty of intriguing discoveries yet to be made closer to
home. Whether something goes "beep, beep" thousands of lightyears away seems inconsequential.
Imagine nations getting together to spend the same funding from one or two NASA projects, even just ones to justify their budget, and spend that on an
expedition and archeological digs in the Amazon!
edit on 21-7-2015 by Rosinitiate because: (no reason given)